Sega Sports World Series Baseball 2K3 (Xbox) Preview
Publisher: Sega Sports
Release Date: May 2002
Sega Sports(tm), the brand that
continues to set new standards in sports gaming, today announced the signing
of New York Yankees Jason Giambi to a multi-year deal to serve as the
official spokesperson and cover athlete for the "World Series(r) Baseball"
franchise. Sega Sports gamers also scored another "home run" today with the
announcement that the highly anticipated "Sega Sports(tm) World Series(r)
Baseball" video game which ships in May 2002, will be available exclusively
on the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft(r). Developed by Visual
Concepts, the development house behind the sports video game revolution and
makers of the acclaimed NFL 2K and NBA 2K series, "Sega Sports World Series
Baseball" will deliver a baseball experience on Xbox that will be unmatched
in the industry.
"The combination of these two announcements is a great win for sports gaming
enthusiasts," said Tom Nichols, group director of sports marketing, Sega of
America. "Not only will Xbox gamers have an exclusive on the best baseball
sim for this year, but they can also enjoy the most realistic Sega Sports
baseball experience endorsed by one of the best players in the league. We
will be looking to leverage Jason's expertise and knowledge inside 'World
Series Baseball' over the coming years in order to make the game not only
the best looking and best playing, but also the smartest baseball video game
on the market."
As arguably the greatest player to hit the diamond in recent years, Jason
Giambi's athleticism and power both at the plate and on the field have
captivated baseball fans all over the country. Giambi, who led Oakland to
the American League West title last season, will participate in activities
promoting the Sega Sports brand among consumers, which may entail
involvement in the development of the "World Series Baseball" series and a
presence in upcoming advertising campaigns. With this agreement, Giambi
joins the long line of other athletic greats who have graced the covers of
Sega Sports titles such as tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, 76ers
luminary Allen Iverson and U.S. Olympic hockey team member and Colorado
Avalanche player Chris Drury.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Sega Sports team," Giambi said. "The Sega
Sports brand is well-known among MLB players and video game fans as the most
realistic sports video games. With my involvement, I'm hoping that I'll be
able to take 'World Series Baseball' to the next level and make it the
predominant baseball video game in the industry."
"Sega Sports World Series Baseball" combines enhanced gameplay mechanics,
next-generation graphics, advanced artificial intelligence, full team
management and the most complete Franchise Mode of any baseball video game
to result in the most authentic baseball simulation made to date. "Sega
Sports World Series Baseball" also incorporates new fielding animations such
as off-balance throws and new facial animations with over 50 different
emotions, so that with each hit, error or home run, gamers will actually see
the passion on the player's face. New camera angles along with a broadcast
quality presentation including new two-man commentary, brings the game to
life like an actual Saturday afternoon game on T.V. "World Series Baseball"
also includes the new Cooperstown Collection(tm) license so gamers can play
as or against 25 of the greatest players ever to grace the game. With these
and many other new features, "Sega Sports World Series Baseball" for the
Xbox brings the gamer closer to authentic baseball action than ever before.
"Sega Sports has a legacy of creating some of the best sports games in the
industry," said J Allard, General Manager, Xbox Platform. "The combination
of the incredible graphics and gameplay of 'Sega Sports World Series
Baseball' along with the high performance of the Xbox hardware makes, this
title a 'must have' for all Xbox owners. We believe that the strength and
appeal of this game will make it one of the more anticipated game launches
of the spring."
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